scrape along on (something)

scrape along on (something)

To manage to survive or narrowly meet all of one's living requirements, despite having limited funds or resources. After John lost his job, we've had to scrape along on what's left of our savings. When I was in college, I scraped along on what I could earn as a part-time line cook.
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